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  1. In the mid 70s I worked on a drafting pen to like...

    In the mid 70s I worked on a drafting pen to like the Kohinoors and Rotrings. I made a prototype with some nylon internal parts and took it to a commercial artist for a trial. When I got there, it...
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    With the cyclone separator you use less area and...

    With the cyclone separator you use less area and roll the air along it. The drops are thrown out against the wall (actually they go in a straight line and the wall gets in the way). You feed the air...
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    My desiccant dryer was a mess. Bought from Boeing...

    My desiccant dryer was a mess. Bought from Boeing surplus. Needed all the valves rebuilt and the desiccant changed.

    It worked well but the job ended and I needed money more than another dryer so I...
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    Invest in Canadian sugar cane and rice land. ...

    Invest in Canadian sugar cane and rice land.

    Bill
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    In their view they are only getting their stolen...

    In their view they are only getting their stolen territory back. We have a large Bosnian community here, moved here because of a widespread lead allergy. They have been a great addition to the...
  6. Yes and no. It is true that if you connect a...

    Yes and no. It is true that if you connect a perfect capacitor to an AC line and monitor the current, it will be 90 degrees leading the voltage. That won't help in this case because there would be...
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    If you could selectively remove the oxygen and...

    If you could selectively remove the oxygen and nitrogen, the water vapor partial pressure would stay the same.

    BTW, there is a prediction that a large part of India will become uninhabitable in a...
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    Another weakness in the typical low cost dryers...

    Another weakness in the typical low cost dryers is that they have you put the air in the tank and dry it on the way to be used. That gives the air time to cool in the tank, reducing the heat the...
  9. Thread: Moon Shot; 1969

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    About the time we were getting mad at Saddam, one...

    About the time we were getting mad at Saddam, one of our space advocacy group arranged for the official journalist for the Russian space effort to visit and give a talk here. He was in Chicago doing...
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    The normal country blacksmith method is to polish...

    The normal country blacksmith method is to polish a surface or surfaces and watch as it heats. When the steel turns a nice sky blue, pull it out of the furnace and let it cool in air. That works...
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    As I was working my way toward a dryer, I asked...

    As I was working my way toward a dryer, I asked someone who owned a general industrial service business and sold air compressors about the requirements. He would only tell me what dewpoint he could...
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    I didn't get into that because I do not have...

    I didn't get into that because I do not have access to a measurement method. When I had the low temperature refrigerated system, I had a filter with a clear bulb in one of the lines and one of the...
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    You guys are reinventing not only the wheel but...

    You guys are reinventing not only the wheel but the axle, bearing spokes and rim. All this has been studied by people with much better facilities and larger budgets.

    First, air does not "hold"...
  14. The capacity needs to be determined for the...

    The capacity needs to be determined for the particular use. Connect an oscilloscope to the rectified voltage and with the VFD loaded to near full adjust the capacitor for the desired waveform. It...
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    OT- tring to install a font in Corel Draw.

    I am working on some graphics in Corel 9 and need a font that is not on corel's list. I have the True Type font and have used it in Corel in the past. The installation was only a matter of pushing...
  16. That was a 14 1/2" South Bend. It originally had...

    That was a 14 1/2" South Bend. It originally had a 2 hp motor and four step pulleys. When making multiple parts, shifting the belt got old in a hurry. We converted two of the 2.4 KVA transformers,...
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    The previous diagram will not load on my...

    The previous diagram will not load on my computer. All the pictures will, but not the drawing. One of those unsolved mysteries of life is why people use Photobucket.

    The second drawing is correct...
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    Any shop with a DoAll saw will have a blade...

    Any shop with a DoAll saw will have a blade welder. If you want to send me the blade, I could weld some, but you should be able to find someone local. Almost any metalworking job shop will have a...
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    For sandblasting I installed a 200 gallon...

    For sandblasting I installed a 200 gallon receiver and sized the sandblast gun to use the entire 56 CFM that the compressor supplied. I modified a foot valve with a second valve that was normally...
  20. Thread: Marking my tools

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    During my Citroen agency days, my mechanic lost...

    During my Citroen agency days, my mechanic lost his feeler gauge. For months he berated me about borrowing and losing it. Finally, a car that he had worked on came in. There, on a sheet metal box...
  21. Actually, 90 degrees shift is what you want,...

    Actually, 90 degrees shift is what you want, putting the peaks in between the main line ones. When you have three phase, the 120 degree shift is actually 60 because of inverting the waves for full...
  22. That is correct. The ELSR machines do not have...

    That is correct. The ELSR machines do not have the drum switch and are controlled by the ELSR switch.

    I had a modular contactor cycling a while back and I think it had to do with the anti...
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    I also use Concentrics. Besides not getting the...

    I also use Concentrics. Besides not getting the way, you have less hanging out from the quill and less chatter making flex. Spring loading is a good feature when taking a heavy cut on a long bar...
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    In my experience most of the inrush is...

    In my experience most of the inrush is accelerating the compressor flywheel. I had one that supplied a measured 14 hp from a 20 hp motor. Without the belts, the motor accelerated so fast that it...
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    Winterfalke reminds me of another war story. ...

    Winterfalke reminds me of another war story. While I was at a fencing tournament I foolishly left my Gerstner chest on the back seat floor of my car. When I came out, it was gone. It happened that...
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